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15 Jan 2019 description

By Doris Meissner and Sarah Pierce

As he has done throughout his campaign and presidency, Donald Trump is again painting a picture of the U.S.-Mexico border in crisis, having now forced a record-setting government shutdown over his demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. In this first test of divided government, with Democrats back in power in the House, the President’s endgame has been to dangle the declaration of a national emergency and the use of disaster-relief dollars to build his wall and save face with his voters.

15 Jan 2019 description

A new caravan heading towards Mexico and the United States is reportedly set to leave San Pedro Sula in Honduras on Tuesday 15 January. "The large number of people expected to leave Central America is a true testimony to the desperate situation for children, women and men in this poor and violence affected region," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland. "Instead of talking about a crisis at the US-Mexican border, North Americans must wake up and address the real humanitarian crisis in Central America".

14 Jan 2019 description

People making their way en masse from the Northern Triangle of Central America to the US signal a new and desperate strategy for individuals and families fleeing violence and crippling poverty in the region. IDMC’s Researcher Elizabeth Rushing and Monitoring Expert Andres Lizcano Rodriguez unpack this change of tactic based on recent research findings.

13 Jan 2019 description

Despliegue Nacional e Internacional del CONADEH

El 12 de octubre del 2018, detectamos el inicio de un movimiento inusual de personas decididas a migrar forzadamente y con la voluntad de hacerlo en grupo, escogiendo como importantes puntos nacionales fronterizos de salida la Aduana de Corinto (Departamento de Corté), la Aduana de Agua Caliente (Departamento de Ocotepeque), y la del Amatillo (Departamento de Valle), para realizar una “caminata o caravana” de tránsito por Guatemala, hacia el norte de América (México y Estados Unidos de América).

11 Jan 2019 description

Este reporte presenta la información obtenida atraves de encuestas en la casa del migrante en Tecún Úman, Guatemala. En total fueron entrevistados 123 personas. 100% de estos migrantes se habían movido por tierra (por ejemplo automóvil, tren, etc) y casi todos (122) mencionaron los Estados Unidos como su país de destino. 88 personas recibieron información sobre asistencia para retorno y repatriación y 10 personas obtuvieron información sobre la disponibilidad de servicios médicos.

11 Jan 2019 description


El programa de retorno voluntario asistido de la OIM tiene como objetivo lograr el retorno voluntario, ordenado y humano de los migrantes que no pueden o no quieren permanecer en sus países de tránsito o destino y desean regresar voluntariamente a su país de origen.

Desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, la OIM ha brindado asistencia de retorno voluntario a 589 personas, de las cuales 38 son niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados.


11 Jan 2019 description

Este reporte presenta la información obtenida a través de las encuestas realizadas con 128 migrantes en la casa del migrante en Tecún Úman. La mayoría entre ellos (110 personas) mencionaron los Estados Unidos como su país de destino final, mientras que 16 quieren ir a Mexico. 87% abandonaron su país de origen por motivos económicos y 9% por guerra o conflito. 28 % de las personas encuestadas viajan en grupo, entre otros con el/la conyuge e hijos (38%), los hermanos (30%) y solo el/la cónyuge (13%).

08 Jan 2019 description

This case study is part of a collaborative project carried out by Joint Learning Initiative and UNHCR, which aims to generate locally grounded evidence and identify examples of good practices of local faith community-led responses to refugees across 6 countries: Honduras, Mexico, Uganda, Germany, Bangladesh, and Lebanon. Thirty-five interviews and one focus group with a total of 46 participants were conducted for this case study in order to gain a deeper understanding of how the La 72 migrant shelter operates in assisting displaced populations and supporting the local community.

30 Dec 2018 description

Some 3.3 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015 and the United Nations estimates another 2 million could follow in 2019

  • Tensions building as more Latin Americans flee homelands

  • UN predicts 2 million more Venezuelans to migrate in 2019

  • Appeal for global help as more countries impacted

By Anastasia Moloney

28 Dec 2018 description
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Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

21 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Policy Change Unnecessary, Potentially Dangerous

21 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Carlos Ríos Espinosa
Senior Researcher and Advocate, Disability Rights Division

Humanitarian Agencies Should Search for Migrants With Disabilities at US-Mexico Border

21 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Washington) – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have turned away unaccompanied children seeking asylum at the border, exposing them to the danger of return to the countries they fled.

20 Dec 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen today’s announcements by the US and Mexican Governments on new asylum protocols.

UNHCR has not been involved in this process and has not been directly informed about these changes by either the US or Mexican governments.

We are at present analyzing the public statements that have been issued about this new asylum processing arrangement. We are studying the implications for affected individuals in need of international protection.